Pinkston, a leading and dynamic Washington, D.C.-based communications firm, is looking for an experienced, strategic and creative staff writer to collaborate with account managers and company executives in support of campaigns for corporate and non-profit clients.
The writer will work at our Falls Church, Virginia office and is a mid-level position with salary negotiable based on experience.
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing samples and salary expectations to email@example.com with “Staff Writer” in the subject line. No calls, please.
Responsibilities and Duties
The Staff Writer will be responsible for producing a wide range of written materials, including messaging, strategic plans, project memos, white papers, op-eds, press releases, media advisories, press statements and speeches.
Qualifications and Skills
This is a writing position. The ideal candidate must have experience in a wide range of writing styles and can demonstrate strong strategic thinking, an understanding of current events and the news cycle and sharp eye for detail, as well as be able to work in a fast-paced environment with quick deadlines.
The interview process will include a writing test.
Pinkston’s client base is diverse, and includes companies, organizations and authors working in health care, education, technology, defense, politics and numerous other fields. Applicants should be capable of learning and translating complicated ideas for general-interest and industry audiences and should be comfortable writing for right-of-center organizations and causes. Candidates should have at least two years of writing experience in the above fields.
An undergraduate degree in English, journalism, creative writing or a related field is preferred but not required. Applications should demonstrate:
- At least two years of writing experience, candidates with a research background preferred
- Ability to balance multiple, diverse clients
- Strong research skills
- An ability to write on deadline
- Initiative to self-start and problem-solve independently in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work well in a small team of public relations professionals
- Strong editing skills, including a solid grasp of Associated Press Style
Pinkston strives to foster a collaborative work environment. Adaptable, entrepreneurial individuals with a broad skill set and a desire to contribute and grow do well here.
Pinkston offers a fun and rewarding work environment in addition to a competitive benefits package which includes Medical & Dental insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and paid volunteer days to contribute to a cause of your choice.